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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

URECAT is a formal catalog of UFO related entities sightings reports with the goal of providing quality information for accurate studies of the topic. Additional information, corrections and reviews are welcome at patrick.gross@inbox.com, please state if you wish to be credited for your contribution or not. The main page of the URECAT catalog is here.

1965 AND BEGINNING OCTOBER 1973, GALVESTON, INDIANA, USA, GENE FLOYD, NELLIE FLOYD, JEFF MARTIN OR JIM MAYS:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Ufologist Don Worley reportedly indicated that near Galveston, Indiana, in the beginning of October 1973 in the early evening, "Jeff Martin", or "Jim Mays", a probable pseudonym, was fishing at a lake with two companions. His friends had gone off to another part of the lake, when Jeff Martin heard something behind him. He turned and saw, about 20 feet away, an "apelike figure watching". He was apparently not certain that it was apelike because it was dusk and visibility was poor.

Frightened, he called to the being, which did not respond. He felt less frightened and was almost sorry when the creature slipped away.

A few minutes later, something touched his shoulder. Martin, who was sitting, looked around and saw a sandy-colored anthropoid creature. It ran away with amazing swiftness, in running leaps, "like a man on a rope being pulled too fast by a car", Jeff Martin running after it.

As it crossed the road, Jeff Martin heard its feet slapping on the blacktop. The creature looked back one last time, leaped over a ditch, and disappeared into the woods.

Shortly afterwards, a glowing bronze object shot out of the trees and into the sky, fading away so quickly that the whole series of events seemed nearly instantaneous.

The following evening, Martin, his fiancÚ Nellie Floyd, Gene Floyd, and two friends drove to the spot, and saw "a white, glowing star-like light" that followed them and disappeared near a bridge not far from where Martin had seen the creature.

When they got to that spot, the creature was waiting for them, standing in tall weeds. It was about 8 or 9 feet tall was. The witnesses turned their flashlight on it and noticed a very curious detail: the beams seemed somehow "weaker" on the creature, which stood motionless, almost as if in a trance, giving off a musty odor. Oddly, its presence did not seem to disturb the crickets, frogs, or other wildlife.

They witnesses threw some rocks at it, but the creature seemed to ignore them. When they had to move their vehicle due to incoming traffic, the creature disappeared.

Besides, ufologist Jerome Clark and cryptozoologist Loren Coleman indicated that in Galveston, Indiana, USA, in 1965, late at night, Gene Floyd followed "a peculiar impulse" that led him outside, where he saw an orange glow in the sky. An "unspoken command" told him to shine his flashlight up at it, and when he did, flashing the lights three times, the glow blinked three times in reply. Later that night, Gene Floyd had a vivid "dream" in which he stood aboard a UFO in telepathic conversation with a humanoid figure with a large bald head. The authors say that since then, he seemed to have acquired "a noticeable degree of psychic ability."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000685
Date of event: 1965 and beginning October 1973
Earliest report of event: 1978?
Delay of report: Years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Don Worley.
First certain record by: "Bigfoot" book.
First alleged record type: Ufologist.
First certain record type: "Bigfoot" book.
This file created on: August 30, 2008
This file last updated on: August 30, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Indiana
Type of location: Outside.
Lighting conditions: Evening, not specified.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain and uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1, then 1, then 1 to 3
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1 then 1
Type of entities: Humanoid then ape-like
Entities height: Not reported, and 2.40 to 2.70 meters
Entities outfit type: Not reported and none seen.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported and possibly sand-colored.
Entities body: humanoid, then possibly ape-like.
Entities head: Bald, and not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: In UFO, then there outside.
Entities/witness interactions: Witness "called" into UFO, then none.
Witness(es) reactions: Various, observed, pursued, allegedly then gifted with "psychic abilities".
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported, and curious.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Uncertain credibility.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. jb1:] JANET AND COLIN BORD:

The authors list that in early October 1973, near Galveston, Jeff Martin or Jim Mays - one name being probably a pseudonym, as the initials are the same - saw Bigfoot on two occasions, and also lights or UFOs in the same area.

The authors indicate that the sources are Clark and Coleman, "Creatures of the Outer Edge" pp 82-83; Green, "Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us", pp 206-208, including a verbatim report by Don Worley.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Galveston, Indiana, in 1965, late at night, following a peculiar impulse that led him outside, Gene Floyd saw an orange glow in the sky. An "unspoken command" told him to shine his flashlight up at it, and when he did, flashing the lights three times, the glow blinked three times in reply. Later that night Floyd had a vivid "dream" in which he stood aboard a UFO conversing mentally with a humanoid figure with a large baldhead. Since then he seemed to have acquired a noticeable degree of psychic ability.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Jerome Clark, Loren Coleman, "Creatures of the Goblin World".

[Ref. ar2:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Galveston, Indiana, in early October 1973 in the early evening, Jeff Martin was fishing at a lake with two companions. His friends had gone off to another part of the lake when Martin heard something behind him. He turned and saw, about 20 ft away, an apelike figure watching. At least Martin thought it was apelike, since it was dusk and visibility was poor. Frightened, he called to the being, which did not respond. For some reason, though, Martin felt better about the situation, and was almost sorry when the creature slipped away. A few minutes later something touched his shoulder. Martin, who was sitting, whirled his head around and saw a sandy-colored anthropoid creature. The creature ran away with amazing swiftness, Martin in hot pursuit. It moved in running leaps, "like a man on a rope being pulled too fast by a car." As it crossed the road, the witness would hear its feet slapping on the blacktop. It turned around one last time, leaped over a ditch, and disappeared into the woods. Shortly afterwards a glowing bronze object shot out of the trees and into the sky, fading away so quickly that the whole series of events seemed nearly instantaneous. The following evening, Martin, his fiancÚ Nellie Floyd, Gene Floyd, and two friends drove to the spot, trailed all the way by a white, glowing star-like light. The object disappeared near a bridge not far from where Martin had seen the creature. When they got to that spot, the creature was waiting for them. The thing was about eight or nine ft tall was standing in tall weeds. The observers turned their flashlight on it and noticed a very curious detail: The beams seemed somehow "weaker" on the creature, which stood motionless, almost as if in a trance, giving off a musty odor. Oddly, its presence did not seem to disturb the crickets, frogs, or other wildlife. They hurled some rocks at it, but the creature seemed to ignore them. When the witness had to moved their vehicle due to incoming traffic, the creature disappeared.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Janet and Colin Bord, FSR Vol. 25 # 3.

[Ref. bf1:] "BIGFOOT FACT OR FANTASY" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in early October 1973, near Galveston, Jeff Martin or Jim Mays - one name being probably a pseudonym, as the initials are the same - saw Bigfoot on two occasions, and also lights or UFOs in the same area.

[Ref. hd2:] HIGH DESERT BIGFOOT RESEARCH PROJECT:

The website indicates that in early October 1973, near Galveston, Jeff Martin or Jim Mays - one name being probably a pseudonym, as the initials are the same - saw Bigfoot on two occasions, and also lights or UFOs in the same area.

Points to consider:

My problem when considering the various ufological sources on this affair is that it is apparent that one of the protagonists could be at the origin of what could actually be only a series of allegations or stories, not necessarily veracious, not just of one experience but a series of claimed experiences during years.

Gene Floyd, whom we are told that after having communicated by telepathy with a humanoid on board a UFO 1965 "seemed to have acquired a noticeable degree of psychic ability" indeed seems to have a possibly central role in these stories. Was there any attempt whatsoever to check what the reality of the claimed "psychic ability"? It does not appear obvious.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not precisely referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe August 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Origin of stories not specified, possibly from only a single alleged witness. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe August 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No formal investigation available, possibly collected stories only, not investigated. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe August 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient information and apparently no checking into claim of "psychic ability" of witness. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe August 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Generally insufficient information, for example no precise dates, some descriptions are meager, no ages, etc. Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe August 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Uncertainties on witnesses names. Help needed. Opened.
7 Ufology Severe August 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross When, how and by whom reported not known. Help needed. Opened.
8 Ufology Severe August 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No information on witness background and psychology. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Uncertain credibility.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross August 30, 2008 Creation, [jb1], [ar1], [bf1], [hd1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 30, 2008 First published.

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